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Fire totals Breckenridge home, family unharmed

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Fire totals Breckenridge home, family unharmed
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BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. – Fire destroyed a home here early Wednesday, displacing a family of five.

Smoke alarms were working and the family was able to escape the blaze unharmed.

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The Dakotas Region of the American Red Cross is providing assistance to two adults, three children and a dog.

Breckenridge Fire Chief Brian Conzemius identified the family as the Alan Comeau family of 831 11th St. N., in Breckenridge.

He said the home was a total loss.

The fire, which was reported about 4 a.m., may have started on the home’s porch and firefighters suspect cigarettes were to blame, according to Conzemius.

The Red Cross is providing shelter for the family in a hotel, as well as clothing and food.

It was the fourth house fire the Red Cross has responded to in its Minn-Kota territory since Oct. 17 and the agency stressed that working smoke alarms are critical in saving lives.

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